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his favour, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defence.

Article the Ninth. .

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact, tried by ajury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Article the Tenth. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Article the Eleventh. The enumeration in the constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

. Article the Twelfth. . The powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the {tates, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people. FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United States,

and President of he Senate,
SS John BeckLEY, Clerk of the House of Representativesa
Š Sam. A. Otis, Secretary of the Senate..
Note. The ten last articles of ame:dments have been

adopted by three-fourths of the Legislatures of the se.
veral states in the union, and are become a part of the

Constitution of the United States. The two first articles
, have not been adopted.
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7.

Acts passed at the First Session of the Third Congress. CHAPTER

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I. An act making an alteration in the flag

of the United States,
II. An act providing for the relief of such

of the inhabitants of Saint Domingo, re-
fident within the United States, as

may be found in want of support,
III. An act for the relief of Thomas Jen-

kins and fons,
IV. An act in alteration of the act estab-

lishing a mint and regulating the coins
· of the United States,
V. An act for the remiffion of the duties

arising on the tonnage of fundry French
vessels which have taken refuge in the

ports of the United States, ; .
VI. An act making appropriations for the

Support of government, for the year one
thousand seven hundred and ninety-

four, . '
. An act making further provision for the
expenses attending the intercourse of
the United States with foreign nations ;
and further to continue in force the act,
intitled, an act providing the means
of intercourse between the United States
and foreign nations,

16 VIII. An act authorizing a loan of one mil

lion of dollars,

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IX. An act to provide for the defence of

certain ports and harbors in the Uni-
ted States, ini... ::

18
X. An act making appropriations for the

fupport of the military establishnient of . ,
the United States, for the year one' ,
thousand seven hundred and ninety- ,
four, .

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20
XI. An act to prohibit the carrying on the

Nave-trade from the United States to
... any foreign place or country, : 22

XII. An act to provide a naval armament, 24
XIII. An act allowing to major-general La

Fayette his pay and emoluments while : ..

in the service of the United States, .28 XIV. An act to provide for the erecting and

repairing of arsenals and magazines,

and for other purposes,
XV. An act for the relief of Stephen Pa..

ranque,
XVI. An act transferring, for a limited

time, the jurisdiction of suits and offen-
ces from the district to the circuit court
of New-Hampshire, and alligning cer-
tain duties in respect to invalid pension-

ers, to the attorney of the said district, 30 XVII. An act to authorize the President of the

United States, in certain cases, to alter !
the place for holding a sesion of Con.

gress,.
VIII. An act to provide for placing buoys on

certain rocks off the harbour of News c . London, and in Providence river, and

other places,
XIX. An act for the relief of Leffert Lef.

ferts and others,

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PAGE XX. An act to authorize Ephraim Kimberly. , to locate the land-warrant isued to him

for services in the late American army, 33 XXI. An act limiting the time for presenting

claims for destroyed certificates of cer-
tain descriptions,

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XXII. An aét allowing lieutenant-colonel Tou-

sard an equivalent for his pension for

life, XXIII, An act to establish the post-office and

poft-roads within the United States, 36 XXIV. An act providing for raising and orga.

nizing a corps of artillerists and engi.

neer's,
XXV. An act suplementary to an act ta pro-

vice for the defence of certain ports and

harbors in the United States," 61 XXVI. An act for the remiffion of the duties

. on eleven hogsheads of coffee which
have been destroyed by fire,

62 XXVII. An act directing a detachment from

the militia of the United States, XXVIII, An act to erect a light-house on the

Head-Land of Cape Hatteras; and a
lighted beacon on Shell Castle isand,
in the harbor of Occacock in the state of

North-Carolina,
XXIX. An act providing for the payment of

certain expenses incurred by Fulwar

Skipwith, on public account,
XXX. An act for the relief of Reuben Smith

and Nathan Strong, . '
XXXI. An act for erecting a light-house on the

island of Seguin in the District of
Maine, and for erecting a beacon and
placing three buoys at the entrance of
Saint Mary's River, in the state of
Georgia,

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PAGE XXXII. An att further to authorize the ad

journment of circuit courts, s 67 XXXIII. An act prohibiting, for a limited time,

the exportation of arms and ammuni-
tion, and encouraging the importation
of the fame,

68 XXXIV. An act to continue in force the act for

the relief of persons imprisoned for debt, 68 XXXV. An act to alter the time for the next annual meeting of Congress,

68 XVI. An act further extending the time for ...

receiving on loan the domestic debt of

the United States,
XXXVII. An act making provision for the pay-

- ment of the interest on the balances due to .

certain states, upon a final settlement of
the accounts between the United States

and the individual states, : ;
XXXVIII. An act to compensate Arthur St. Clair, 71
XXXIX. An act to authorize the settlement of :

the account of Lewis Dubois for his fer-
vices in the late army of the United
States,

1 71 Xų. An act providing for the payment of the ;

fecond instalment due on a loan made of "the bank of the United States,

71 XLI. An act to authorize the President of

the United States to lay, regulate, and

revoke embargoes, ...
XLII. An act for extending the benefit of a
pertension drawback and terms of credit in cer.

tain cases, and for other purposes,
XLIII. An act to extend the term of credit for

teas imported in the ship Argonaut;
and to permit the export of goods saved

out of the wreck of the snowu Freelove, 74 . XLIV. An act for the relief of John Robbe, 74

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